Even though we were battling ticks in the main bedroom, we had a good month. For Mother’s Day we made our favorite mom’s in the building gifts and to our mom’s and grandmother’s photos of Daniela. We did have a good day at my mother’s because we got to see and joke around with Grandma Generosa.
Daniela and I spent a few days alone with JuanGa while Raul was in North Dakota. We walked down the avenue and had lunch at the El San Juan and really had a good time eating at the booth. As long as Daniela is running jumping singing and dancing there is not point for hitting.
We are breastfeeding less and only doing it at bed and nap times.
Low point Daniela has been hitting more and it is making us batty okay me batty. So we are working on that with her.
Daniela continues to improve with her language skills, painting, counting, and loves singing and dancing. She is getting more daring with getting into the water. She painted on canvas with acrylic paint as a gift for her dad. She also learned about using pastels. We made black and white pictures of flowers one day.
She is speaking lots of English and Spanish. It is amazing how much she knows.
Uncle Javi, Tio Tito, and Christopher came to visit and during those days Daniela started just going places with Raul by herself without me. I had a moment and Raul decided to give me a break. He took Daniela to the gym and to pick up the family. She went fine without me. She is growing independently from us but at times still needs us.
She went to her aunt’s wedding with out me and had a good time dancing that she did not want to stop. I did not go and it was kinda of weird not having her or dad around. But sometimes even mom’s need a little break. But of course when I saw that it was getting late I had to call.
Daniela had a play date with Ricardo our neighbor who has an Italian mom named Carmelina and David who is Puerto Rican.
Low points Daniela’s hitting. Man we have been reading and trying to get her to use her words more and avoid meltdowns. It really comes down to how we react to her more me than Raul. He does a good job but he is only human and we have both had our moments where we needed to get away from the tantrums.
She is 2 1/2 so as I read about how to be a better in control mom, we move on to the rest of the year. We love her so much and at times can’t believe how much she knows.
She tells us when we are naked that we are showing our butt butts and our tetes and totos even Raul has a toto lol
If we break her out of little routines, she becomes upset and sometimes we remind her that it is okay to have things go differently. Creatures of habits start young. We could focus on all the fighting and tantrums but this is just part of her becoming independent and trying to let us know what she wants. We are praising her more when she tells us what she wants followed with please and thank yous.
I need to do a better job with staying in control and as I read about this age, I wonder how people do it with multiple kids and children around the same age. Daniela has a strong will but a soft heart. It is great seeing her growing up and enjoying life.
We will see what the next half of the year has in store for us!